Aging

June 16, 2017

Active at Any Age – Summertime Outdoor Activities for Seniors

By Jason Schneider Staying active is good at any age. And for seniors and older adults, warmer weather brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. “There are so many great things that older adults can do in the summer,” said Britney McConnell, LRT/ CTRS, recreation therapist with CarePartners PACE. “Take advantage of what is […]

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June 6, 2017

It’s Time to Talk – Have a Conversation with Your Family about an Advance Directive

By Jennifer Sellers An advance directive is essential in ensuring that you will have the medical treatment and quality of life you desire if you are an unable to make healthcare decisions for yourself. However, many people hold off getting an advance directive because of misconceptions, said Dylan Babb, Community Outreach Manager for CarePartners. The […]

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June 2, 2017

Is It Dementia or Alzheimer’s? An Inside Look at the Similarities and Differences

By Trisha McBride Ferguson While often used interchangeably, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease aren’t the same. Dementia is a syndrome and a broad term for a group of symptoms that don’t have a definitive diagnosis. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common among many different types of dementia. Distinguishing between different types of dementia can be difficult […]

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May 16, 2017

Six Things You May Not Know about Hospice Care

By Donald Dewhurst, MD Medical Director, CarePartners Home Care and Hospice – Angel Here are six facts about hospice care you need to know: Hospice care is not just for the terminally ill; in fact, hospice services can help patients and families manage care of a loved one with chronic health problems who remains at […]

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May 11, 2017

Hepatitis C – Are You in the Age Group That’s Five Times More Likely to Be Infected?

Did you know that most people with hepatitis C are not even aware that they are infected? Since many people can live with hepatitis C for decades without symptoms or feeling sick, testing is critical so those who are infected can get treated and cured. While anyone can get hepatitis C, 75 percent of infected […]

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April 16, 2017

Advance Care Planning – Six Questions to Lead an Important Conversation

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) aims to help people across the U.S. understand the value of advance healthcare planning. For 2017, NHDD will be a week-long event, from April 16 to 22. NHDD exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. The theme for 2017 is “It […]

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April 4, 2017

Six Hospice Myths Debunked – Hospice Specialist Explains the Facts

By Dylan Babb Hospice providers are specialists who help patients with life-limiting illness get the best possible end-of-life care. Supporting someone through their final days is emotional for everyone involved, which can lead to mystery and misinformation. Here are six hospice myths dispelled. Myth: When someone starts hospice they are going to die soon.  Truth: […]

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January 4, 2017

Fit Over 40 – Five Tips for Living Well and Staying Active

By Katy Collins Athletic Trainer, Mission Sports Medicine As we age, we know that strength, flexibility and bone density diminish. But for those willing to stay active and make good lifestyle and fitness choices, much can be done to fend off the decline and slow down the effects of aging. Below, are some helpful tips […]

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October 20, 2016

Intimidated by Advance Care Planning? Some Steps to Get You Started

By Dylan Babb Community Outreach Manager, CarePartners Most of us would like to die at home, surrounded by our loved ones, but many haven’t made the necessary plans. Getting your advance directive and healthcare power of attorney documents in place can be a gift to both you and your family. Here are some steps to get you […]

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December 17, 2015

Grief at the Holidays: Finding Ways to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

By Tyra Goodman Bereavement Counselor, CarePartners There’s no doubt the holidays are a hectic and stressful time. But when you are also grieving the loss of a loved one, the season can be a painful reminder of their absence. This time of year can be especially challenging for grievers, as the holidays are presented as […]

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